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Varicella Virus Vaccine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 5, 2021.

Usual Adult Dose for Varicella-Zoster - Prophylaxis

0.5 mL (1 dose), subcutaneously into the deltoid or anterolateral thigh

Comments:
-Administer 2 doses, a minimum of 4 weeks apart

Use: Active immunization for the prevention of varicella in individuals 12 months of age and older

Usual Pediatric Dose for Varicella-Zoster - Prophylaxis

0.5 mL (1 dose), subcutaneously into the deltoid or anterolateral thigh

Comments:
-Children under 13 years old: if giving a second dose, separate doses by a minimum of 3 months.
-Children 13 years and older: administer 2 doses, a minimum of 4 weeks apart.

Use: Active immunization for the prevention of varicella in individuals 12 months of age and older

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients including gelatin
-Anaphylactoid reaction to neomycin (each dose contains trace quantities of neomycin)
-Blood dyscrasias, leukemia,

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at: https://vaers.hhs.gov

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not administer intravenously or intramuscularly.
-Administer immediately after reconstitution.

IV compatibility:
-Do not mix with other vaccines in the same syringe.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.